About

It’s not the years that define us, but the stories we create along the way.

For the first time, we've
made these stories
available in one place.

Groundbreakers collects and preserves the history of our community.

Charting the evolution of the Oquirrhs and the Kennecott mine at its heart.

And as you add your own stories, the site will become even more valuable.We hope you enjoy unearthing the riches of our past, and the pride that will live on, long into our future.

Kennecott: A History of Innovation

March 25, 2024

Kennecott: A History of Innovation

A trailblazer in mining innovation since 1903, Kennecott has consistently led technological advancements, from open-pit mining to modern processes and many more.

Ada Duhigg: The Angel of Bingham Canyon

March 25, 2024

Ada Duhigg: The Angel of Bingham Canyon

Ada Duhigg dedicated 36 years of her life as a Methodist Deaconess and Minister in Bingham Canyon, where she transformed the Highland Boy Community House into a beacon of support, unity, and resilience.

Garfield/Magna Post Offices

January 16, 1889

Garfield/Magna Post Offices

Uncover the history behind the Garfield and Magna post offices.

About Rio Tinto Kennecott

Kennecott marked its 120th year in 2023 since operations began. From 1903 to today, Kennecott’s copper has helped to power Utah, and it continues to provide the materials the world needs.

The Kennecott mine, an iconic landmark in the Salt Lake Valley, became a part of the Rio Tinto group in 1989.

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